The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen

Q&A with the man who created Mosaic and Netscape, and has since funded some of the biggest companies on the web:

“The future was much easier to see if you were on a college campus. Remember, it was feast or famine in those days. Trying to do dialup was miserable. If you were a trained computer scientist and you put in a tremendous amount of effort, you could do it: You could go get a Netcom account, you could set up your own TCP/IP stack, you could get a 2,400-baud modem. But at the university, you were on the Internet in a way that was actually very modern even by today’s standards. At the time, we had a T3 line—45 megabits, which is actually still considered broadband. Sure, that was for the entire campus, and it cost them $35,000 a month! But we had an actual broadband experience. And it convinced me that everybody was going to want to be connected, to have that experience for themselves.”

Source: Wired
Published: Apr 25, 2012
Length: 20 minutes (5,038 words)

The Web Is Dead? A Debate

Source: Wired
Published: Aug 17, 2010
Length: 38 minutes (9,629 words)